President Julie Sullivan smiling at speaking at a podium.

First Friday in February

Jennifer DeCubellis, CEO for Hennepin Healthcare System (HHS) will join Dean MayKao Hang in a discussion about transforming healthcare. 

Jennifer has more than 25 years in public program administration working across all areas of Health and Human Services with an emphasis on program redesign, system transformations, and quality improvements to ensure positive resident outcomes alongside prudent financial management.

Event Details
Friday, Feb. 4, 2022
Noon - 1 p.m. Central Time
Virtual (Zoom)
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Jennifer DeCubellis

Hennepin Healthcare is an integrated system of care that includes a nationally recognized Level I Adult and Pediatric Trauma Center, a 484- bed academic acute care hospital, as well as a clinic and specialty care system located in Minneapolis and across Hennepin County. Hennepin Healthcare includes a large psychiatric program, home care, hospice, and Emergency Medical Services (EMS), operating a large fleet of ambulances serving 14 cities in Hennepin County.

Prior to her current role as CEO of Hennepin Healthcare, Jennifer was the Deputy County Administrator for Hennepin County, responsible for Health and Human Service operations, which included over 4,000 employees and a budget of over $1 billion. Human Services includes income assistance, child and adult protection, chemical health and mental health services, services and supports for people with disabilities, veteran services, and children and family services. Health operations includes Hennepin Health (a safety net Accountable Care Organization), Public Health, NorthPoint Health and Wellness Center (a Federally Qualified Health Center), and the Medical Examiner's Office. In addition, Jennifer oversaw business alignment with Hennepin Healthcare System.

Jennifer has a master’s degree in Clinical Psychology from the Illinois School of Clinical Psychology and a bachelor’s degree in Special Education (emotional and behavioral disorders) from the University of Wisconsin, Madison.

Jennifer has more than 25 years in public program administration working across all areas of Health and Human Services with an emphasis on program redesign, system transformations, and quality improvements to ensure positive resident outcomes alongside prudent financial management.

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May Kao Hang

Dr. MayKao Y. Hang was appointed vice president and founding dean of the Morrison Family College of Health in the fall of 2019.

Hang is a proven, values-based leader who is passionate about the well-being of underserved communities and a champion of addressing disparities, and her background makes her an exciting fit to lead the new college. As president and CEO of the Wilder Foundation, for example, she designed programs and initiatives to address complex community issues and worked to integrate behavioral health services. That integrative approach is exactly how our new College of Health seeks to differentiate itself.

She also has two and a half decades of experience pioneering services; for instance, she developed programs to address disparities in children's mental health and grow the number of licensed clinicians of color. She also reformed traditional county mental health services and showed counties how to work with health plans for elderly services across the state. She will work with various faculty in existing programs to develop new curricula, hire new faculty and cultivate health provider partners.

Hang earned her BA in psychology from Brown University, MA in public affairs from the University of Minnesota, and doctorate in public administration from Hamline University.